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5050 Academy Ln, Bessemer, AL 35022
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Ranked #30 of 79 restaurants in Bessemer
Cuisines: American
Most recent review
- Apr 16, 2014
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21 reviews from our community

20% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Apex, NC
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

It’s Applebees. Nothing bad to say but nothing over the top either. When I asked for a “Absolute Mandarin and Soda” the waitress brought me a glass of orange juice and another glass of soda water – kind of thought that was funny. The food was fine and the resturant was clean – overall the staff was friendly.

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Hueytown, Alabama
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

My wife and I have been to Applebee's at Academy Drive twice in the last two months. Our last time was 25 February at 8:00 pm. Both time there are people waiting, with emply tables open!! Now come on !!!!! I ask the hostest, What Is Going On?? You have four empty tables, and you have, four couples waiting ,... More

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North Carolina
Top Contributor
217 reviews 217 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
313 helpful votes 313 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Ate early lunch here Friday, November 29, 2013. Alicia unlocked the door and let the waiting customers inside. She was also our waitress. I cannot say she was a bad waitress, she just was not an "on the ball" waitress. We were waiting for our drink refills and my husband saw here standing at some kind of podium EATING. He... More

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Parma, Ohio, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

A lot of hotels a completely boring staff as well as restaurant. Bad tv's The people were so complacement.

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

We ate here because of the key card discount from the Hotel. It only saved us $2.00 on the total bill. Better than nothing.

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Atlanta, Georgia
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Do not order anything that sizzles, it sets off the fire alarm. Be extra kind to the wait staff, or you will probably regret it.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

I go to my local Applebee's, in another state all the time, so we thought this would be good also. Well the service is terrible, the food is okay. We waited more that 35 minutes for our food. When they were short of help they had people wait for tables even though more than half the dining room was empty!... More

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San Francisco, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

I ordered a sandwich to go and it took forever to get it and then when I got it wished I hadn't .Do not go there ..... there must be better places ...or sad to say McDonald"s????????

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Gave discount because we stayed at a close hotel. Great place for a drink and appetizer. Menu was the same as all Applebee's.

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Miami, Florida
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

They had been slammed earlier with a busload of customers, so our dinner was late, but they apologized profusely. Food was good, and my wife and I were enjoying a good conversation, so it was OK.

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